I sold a huge planer to a up-and-coming woodworker who had attended a class with 360 Woodworking (here’s a list of classes we have schedule in the near future). When he came to pick up the planer with a friend, they had four pieces of LVL cut to the same dimensions and fashioned to hook onto the bumper of the pick-up in which they were to haul the machine home.
Positioned two-by-two and clamped using K-bodies, the machine was simply drug up the beams using a come-along. At no time did I notice the beams bowing in any way. The entire process was nearly stress free and worked like a charm.
If you need to move a large, heavy load, think about LVL. Short of a fork-lift, this was about the easiest method I’ve seen for loading a woodworking machine.